Back in New York City for the first time since George W. Bush’s first term and drenched in the politics of the Donald Trump era, last night’s Grammy Awards was rockin’ with multiple wins for a very non-political Bruno Mars and a very, very political Kendrick Lamar. The more than three-and-a half-hour- long CBS show also had an audio book audition cameo by Hillary Clinton (see below), a use or two of the censor button, a lot of U2 and Sting, a powerful Time’s Up speech by Janelle Monáe and an equally powerful performance by Kesha and a chorus of supporters.
Hosted by James Cordon for the second year in a row and continuing on Sundays for the House of Moonves, the 60th annual Grammys additionally had a discerning Dave Chappelle win his first award at the ceremony and a handful for country star Chris Stapleton to take home. Amidst a wide spectrum of performances at Madison Square Garden, Patti LuPone showed how a mic drop bridges generations, and there was a “Jay for President” shout-out from Lamar for a Trump scrapping and multiple nominated Jay-Z in the front row.
With a 12.7/21 in metered market ratings, the Recording Academy’s big hootenanny was also way down from the early numbers from the LA-based February 13, 2017 59th annual show. By way down, I mean a just over 20% decline from last year to what looks to be an all-time low for the ceremony.
Facing the midseason debut of The Walking Dead and even a bit more competition on the rest of the Big 4 than last night’s show, last year’s Adele dominated Grammys eventually claimed 26.05 million viewers and a 7.8 rating among adults 18-49 when the final numbers came in.
Footage showing Emmanuel Macron giving autographs to dozens of kids in the city of Clermond-Ferrand swept French media on January 26 – and it was not Macron’s eagerness to talk to the children that made the headlines.
While President Macron, surrounded by excited children, was trying to give autographs, he found himself in a difficult situation, as he had no pad that would make writing easier. The video shows him asking one of his bodyguards for help, with the latter giving the president a writing case made of Kevlar fiber, which can be used to protect Macron from bullets.
Realizing that the case was unhelpful, Macron jokingly said “The thing is not bulletproof, it’s trash,” and proceeded to say that his security detail had no decent writing case because the services failed to “find one that knew how to write.” His remark prompted the bodyguard to call the president an “idiot” and a “bastard.”
NANCY CORDES: Senator, the President is giving his first State of the Union address this week and polls show that his biggest achievement so far, the tax cuts, are now gaining in popularity as some of these big companies hand out thousand-dollar bonuses. Are you glad that these people have more money in their pockets?
SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS: Are we having a technical issue here?
NANCY CORDES: Senator, can you hear me? All right. It appears that we have lost our audio connection with Senator Sanders. We’ll take a commercial break and will be right back.
This video has been going around the Internet for some time now showing Jay-Z punching a young female fan in the face.
The publicists for Jay-Z's Rockefeller records did respond by claiming that the woman is actually a friend of Jay-Z's and they were just playing around.
Many of Jay-Z's friends have already admitted that this was not a friend, nor was it a joke. Jay-Z was simply irritated that the woman dared to continue to take pictures of him without asking after show. Without realizing the cameras were rolling behind the young fan, he socked her in the face and then shoved her in an attempt to get her to stop.
This story has been quadrate it with not just those that were filming the entire melee take place, but also verified by the bodyguards who have quit working for Jay-Z since.
An Instagram model was thrown off a plane after she reportedly got into an argument with the air hostess and a pilot.
Jen Selter - who is well known for her gym honed body - was on a delayed American Airlines flight from Miami on Saturday when the confrontation happened.
According to TMZ , Jen was on the plane with her sister when it was delayed for an hour and a half due to mechanical issues.
When someone went to go to the bathroom, Jen got out of her seat to get something from the overhead locker.
Jay Z: It’s not about money at the end of the day. Money doesn’t equate to happiness. You’re missing the whole point.
2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton praised “activist b----es supporting b----es” in a video shared on Twitter Friday night.
The video, shared by HuffPo commentator Alex Mohajer, showed Clinton thanking “everyone” for their feminism, activism, and encouraging supporters to keep up their “really important, good work.”
Someone in the background then makes a reference to “activist b----es supporting b----es,” to which she repeats that it is indeed directed to such people.
“So lets go!” she says. It was not clear where or when the video was recorded.
Location: Jiangsu, China
When all you have ever known is touchscreens and smartphones, a rotary dial phone might as well be from the Moon.
Teenager Braylon Daigle proved this once again in a viral video shot by his mum, 39-year-old Kimberley Phillips.
Phillips encourages Braylon to try and call her on an old-fashioned rotary dial telephone and it does not go well.
First he begins by dialling the wrong way round, sticking his finger in the zero hole before spinning the dial to the number he wants.
As those born before the age of the mobile phone knows, you are actually supposed to put your finger in the number you want and then rotate the dial round to the metal catch.
Instant Karma: Woman Breaks Her Leg While Stealing A Package From A Porch!
That guy who kept holding on had me in tears.
I'm not sure what the DESIRED outcome was, but I'm pleased with the actual outcome.
A randy couple have been left red-faced after they were caught having sex in their room by builders.
The footage shared on Twitter shows the naked couple romping on a bed, without any blinds or curtains drawn to the outside world.
They were seemingly unaware that their special moment was being recorded by builders at a construction site in an opposite tower, believed to be in Australia.
As the camera pans out, the workers appear to have downed tools for a moment while they comment on the man's technique.
This mismatch here is unreal.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton launched into scathing tirade against Sky News’s Kay Burley this afternoon, describing her as a “munchkin in the media” and humiliating her for opining on President Trump’s threats to cancel Obama’s Iran nuclear deal.
In a segment billed to be about the “special relationship” between the United States and the United Kingdom, Burley, true to form, deviated from the role of a news anchor into promoting her own opinions that Trump was “slippery” because he wants the U.S. to stop assisting the largest state sponsor of global terrorism, Iran.
Amb. Bolton seized on the remarks, declaring:
I think what you said is offensive and inappropriate. You are a munchkin in the media and you may have your opinions but I think your job is to try and present the news accurately and not editorialise. If you’d like to tell me where you think the President has behaved in a way that you disagree with let’s have an example of it and I’d be happy to deal with it.
You said the President slips in and out of deals. What is your problem specifically?
Burley bumbled back: “I was saying that he wants to get out of the deal that the United States has done as far as Iran is concerned”.
There’s nothing slippery about that. It’s entirely appropriate, when a country realises its made a strategic mistake or circumstances have changed, to get out of an international agreement.
The former UN ambassador — a regular guest on the Breitbart News Daily radio show — then gave an example of another deal the U.S. removed itself from, when President George W. Bush took America out of the 1974 antiballistic missile treaty.
“That’s not slippery, that’s acting in the national interest,” he said, before adding: “Do you think Britain is slippery for getting out of the European Union? Maybe you should call your whole country slippery”.
Another day, another crazy liberal story. This time it’s from the popular streaming platform known as Netflix. First they announced a David Letterman special, who is known for his shady past and now they released a video promoting Cucks.
The liberal snowflakes who were screaming at the sky after the Trump election have just been made a little bit less of a pansy. The easiest way to accomplish this, add a little heavy metal music to make their screaming fits look suitable.
San Francisco police last week interrupted the filming of a rap video and detained every participant.
Though police originally spoke to the men who explained they were taping a music video, officers continued to watch the group from a distance and later decided to intervene, arresting a 21-year-old former felon who was carrying a gun and ‘racked a round into the chamber,’ according to officials.
Tattoos that seemed like a bad idea at the time, because they were.
During Wednesday's show a contestant clearly excited to be called up to the stage tried to give host Drew Carey a hug but instead sent them both crashing down.
Girl Starts Fight In The Wrong Hood
This mother went upstairs to see why her young daughter was screaming so much only to end up recording one of the funniest videos I've witnessed lately.
The little girl apparently shit herself, but really didn't mean to. Now she is furious!
Watch as the mother does her best to keep from laughing as the young child repeats why she so angry.
Funny, weird and WTF images that will make your day better.
Germany has been inundated with millions of Muslim migrants who have besieged the richest nation in Europe.
This massive influx of Muslim migrants is due to the policies of the far left leader, Angela Merkel, who is intent on destroying her country.
Now despite Liberals constantly claiming they care about women, the truth is they could care less. Case and point is this video showing the German government's response to white German woman being raped on a daily basis by Muslim migrants. They are literally putting alarms in their pants in order to avoid being raped by these Islamists invading their country.
You truly can't get any dumber than this.
Moms is having a difficult time with her sports bra.
Feminists are a special breed of collectivists that specialize on devouring an entire half of the human species; that is, the male gender. Male feminists are male allies of the feminist movement who perpetuate rhetoric pertaining to the mythical wage gap and patriarchal sociology. In a recent video published by Shermon Berguee on Twitter, a male feminist ally can be arriving to a pro-feminist rally, only to be berated and harassed by his female counterparts.
The footage is certainly angering to watch, as it seems as if the man in question is being betrayed by his fellow female activists. The division seen in the video can be attributed to the popular feminist notion that maleness itself as an attribute is intrinsically “problematic.”
Many on the internet have been quick to criticize footage, claiming that the left is quick to devoir itself. It is clear that with movements such as feminism, men cannot be allies, as they have been ingrained in feminist rhetoric as an oppressor by nature of being.
Is a man ever justified in hitting a woman? Do the differences between the sexes warrant a type of “special treatment” for one of them? The conversation on this topic is divided, though the man punched in the video above clearly did not commit any action to deserve being assaulted in the way that he was, especially by one of his ideological allies.
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson threw a hardball to Albany (N.Y.) Mayor Kathy Sheehan Tuesday night when discussing illegal immigrants who blocked the entrance to Disneyland in protest over DACA negotiations.
“By the way, why would you want someone in your country who’s not grateful to be here, who’s demanding of American citizens the right to vote and get benefits. Don’t you want people who are grateful to be here and want to add?” asked Carlson.
“Every immigrant that I’ve ever met is grateful to be here. That doesn’t mean that they’re not going to stand up for their rights, and I’ve joined thousands of people across this country in protests that happened on Saturday from people who were raised in this country and who have been here for generations. That is one of the hallmarks of our great society,” commented Sheehan.
“But they’re not Americans, these people. They’re here illegally, they broke the law,” interjected the Daily Caller co-founder.
“But they have a voice, they have a right to a voice. Just because you’re not from here doesn’t mean the Constitution doesn’t apply to you. That’s well, well, well settled in law,” Sheehan stated.
“If you’re here illegally… No, that’s not actually. If you broke our law to get here, you don’t have the rights an American citizen has. Where do those rights come from then?” Carlson continued.
“So, you know, when you are here, you have Constituionally protected rights, and I think that when we look to polarize this conversation by pointing these people who are here, brought here by their parents, without their choice, and demonizing them, we really turn the conversation into an us versus them,” continued Sheehan.
“They just blocked the entrance to Disneyland –woah, woah, slow down. They blocked the entrance to Disneyland, ok. I didn’t do that — they did that. Do they bear any responsibility for doing that?” Carlson asked.
“And there are Americans who use their right to free speech to block entrances, to shut down roads, and to protest things in this country, and whether you were born here, or you weren’t born here, you have that right,” said Sheehan.
“It’s not about being born here, it’s a matter of citizenship. Citizenship is meaningful to most Americans, they think it, you’re different when you’re a citizen from when you’re not,” said Carlson.
“And they want to be on a path to citizenship. These are young people who are working hard, and have worked hard, and want to be on a path to…” trailed Sheehan.
“No, no these are people who, in the middle of a weekday, were blocking Disneyland, so don’t tell me that they were working hard,” stated Carlson.
Residents of Montgomery, Alabama said goodbye to a beloved landmark
They gathered for a vigil to share their memories of a Taco Bell that is no more. The restaurant burned down last week.
Frequent customers took to Facebook saying they were going to have a candlelight vigil to "Stand together in the loss of our beloved Taco Bell."
It started out as a joke until more than 100 people showed up.
The owners say they're overwhelmed by the displays of support. It is still unclear as to what caused the fire. The owners plan to rebuild.
May their poor charred remains finally be at peace, amen.
Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen went on CNN Tuesday morning to attempt to spin the Democrats caving to GOP demands on the government shutdown.
Van Hollen’s Democratic colleagues in the Senate voted Monday to re-open the government by a large majority. Van Hollen was among the Democrats who voted to end the three-day shutdown. When CNN asked what the shutdown had “gained” for progressives and Democrats, Hollen had a stunning answer. “What did you gain?” CNN asked. Van Hollen’s answer was to immediately blame Trump:
“First of all, John, let’s be clear: it was the total incompetence of President Trump and the dysfunctionious [sic] White House that led to the shutdown in the first place.”
Hollen went on to talk about how the Democrats gained a commitment from McConnell to take up a bipartisan DACA bill.
“We know there are 57 senators right now, Republicans and Democrats, who support the Graham-Durbin bill, and now is an opportunity to build on that and get a vote,” Hollen said.
The CNN anchor fact checked the senator immediately, saying, “Hang on one second. He gave that guarantee to Jeff Flake to get his vote on the tax bill back in December. He’s made promises before, particularly on DACA, and the vote didn’t happen in January…”
Hollen said the major difference was that the new McConnell commitment was “made in public as opposed to behind closed doors,” and that he has tools to ensure “Mitch McConnell keeps his commitment.”
His remarks were not well received by the hosts.